So many party shoes, so little time! Make the most of soirée season with heels, flats and boots to suit every festive event in your calendar
When in doubt, reach for a classic pair of black high heels. Consider chic black heels the LBD of shoes: the type you can call on any time, for any occasion. Outshine the Christmas tree in these sparkle-encrusted stilettos – and keep an eye out for our embellished party bags and belts to finish the look. Slip into leather ankle boots for a sleek edge or tap into the strappy heel trend with this pair of Christmas party-ready court shoes. Add glittery or spotty tights to dress up for the dancefloor in an instant.
Heading out-out? Swap your everyday chunky biker or hiking boots with silver, embellished or printed styles to add extra flair to your outfit. Buttery-soft leather and a kitten heel give these classic knee-high boots a sleek edge. Up the ante in White Stuff’s sumptuous velvet ankle boots or get in the party spirit with these metallic boots. Over-the-knee boots are another key trend for the season – pair them with a knitted dress or mini skirt and tights.
Towering heels aren’t a prerequisite for party season. Mary Jane-style ballet pumps or pointed slingbacks punch well above their height, sartorially speaking. Style with wide-leg or leather trousers and finish with a statement top for a relaxed twist on festive dressing. If heels aren’t your thing, go for fabulous flats instead, like these faux snakeskin loafers or leopard print ballet flats.
Put on your favourite Seventies playlist... Platform heels are back. Chunky heels are a hit this party season – look for square-toed styles for a modern take on this disco-inspired trend. We’ll be wearing these stylish heels in either black or red. The adjustable ankle straps add extra comfort, meaning you’ll be dancing all night long. Take it up a notch with these metallic platform sandals – add a vampy noir or sparkly gold nail polish to amp up the glam. The best bit? There’s no need to pack plasters in your clutch bag with our clever Insolia technology, which takes the pressure off the balls of your feet and supports your ankles for better stability. Dancing shoes, indeed.
Words: Emily Sutherland and Sarah Lafarge